April is finally upon us and with it comes some of the biggest gaming releases of the year, so without further ado, here are the most anticipated games of the month.
Mortal Kombat X
14 April (Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
Earthrealm’s greatest fighter returns in April, and to say we’re excited is an understatement. We’ve seen a lot of cool things from NetherRealm regarding Mortal Kombat X, including Brutalities and Quitalities.
We’ll see the return of some key Mortal Kombat kombatants, like Raiden, Reptile and Princess Kitana, and the game will also have a couple of horror icons, Jason and Predator. Count us in!
Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin
2 April (Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
Dark Souls II, originally released in March last year on Xbox 360, PS3 and April for PC, is an updated version for the Xbox One and PS4 and includes the original game and its downloadable content campaigns.
This includes: Crown of the Sunken King, Crown of the Old Iron King, and Crown of the ivory King.
Scholar of the First Sin, also coming to the PC, boasts new enemy and item placements, updated graphics, audio, and performance, while the maximum amount of online players in single session is also set to be lifted.
Grand Theft Auto V (PC)
14 April (PC)
It’s undeniable that Grand Theft Auto 5 is one of the greatest games of the last generation of consoles, and now that great game is finally making its way to PC.
Undoubtedly, that means we’ll see some badass mods and community creations that we wouldn’t otherwise see. Even if you played through GTA 5 upon its original release, the PC port will be worth it for the mods alone.
23 April (PC, Mac, Linux)
90s gamers will be ecstatic to know that Max is back – as Carmageddon lifts itself from the gaming grave for a new generation of vehicular carnage.
Funded by an uber-successful Kickstarter campaign, Reincarnation reunites the original developers to bring another driving carpocalypse where pedestrians (and cows) equal points and your opponents are a bunch of crazies in a twisted mix of automotive killing machines. It’s the antidote to racing games.
28 April (PS4)
There’s a lot to like about Tropico 5, which was released last year on the PC. For one, you get to create a pretty awesome president to rule your colony. Secondly, you get to rule your colony starting from the colonial era all the way through the present.
It has 4-player multiplayer for the first time in the franchise’s history, allowing you to smash your foes in an online battle.
State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition
28 April (Xbox One)
Zombie fans also get their fix this month with State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition. It’s a revamped version of the surprise Xbox 360 hit, but as you’d expect, the visuals have been improved.
Year-One Survival Edition uses the same engine, Crytek’s CryEngine 3, as the 360 version, but with improved animations, bug fixes, texture bumps, a better draw distance and a 1080p resolution. In addition to the bumped-up visuals and animations, Undead Labs also added a new mission type and user interface for this new version of the simulation-driven open-world zombie survival game.
Sims 4: Get to Work
4 April (PC)
Like the inevitability of death, there’s another thing in life we can be sure of: Sims expansions. And the Sims 4 gets professional this week with the release of Sims 4: Get to Work.
Get To Work brings three new active careers that offer fully playable career venues, which means you’ll get to go to work with your Sim. It also brings businesses to The Sims, so you can have your Sim set up their own bakery, clothing boutique, art gallery, bookstore and more.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3D
2 April (3DS)
Coming to the New 3DS Xenoblade Chronicles 3D is a science fiction RPG which sees players defending their homeland from violent robotic creatures known as the Mechon.
Battle the invading army with six customisable characters in the vast open-world adventure, using a mix of strategy and real-time combat to down your foes.
The new port includes faster loading times, 3D viewing, Built-in amiibo support and Tokens to unlock music tracks from the game, which you can listen to even when you’ve closed your system.
2 April (Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
After a slight delay earlier this year, petrol heads will finally get their hands on the two-wheel racing game, Ride, this month.
Promising all of the major metal from across four categories: Superbikes, Supersports, Naked and Historical Bikes, this is perhaps the game that could come closest to matching the promise that has been missing for motorcycling enthusiasts since 2006.
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